Long Term Tests
London Olympics’ Mini MINI Coopers Provide Entertainment, Controversy
MINI may not build the most reliable cars (at least according to our friends at TrueDelta.com, where the Cooper has roughly double the repair frequency of a Honda Civic), but...
09 Aug, 12
Review: 2012 Fiat 500 Sport 5MT
One of the worst-kept secrets in the auto industry is that the Fiat 500 was not going to hit its sales target of 50,000 units for 2011. Instead, Fiat sold just 19,769 cars in...
21 Feb, 12
Complaints About the Names of Cars
By Chris Haak Ah yes, the "good old days." Remember when cars had names like Comet, Monterey, Nova, Tempest, Metropolitan, and Zephyr? Though there is more diversity in the...
27 Jan, 12
Review: 2012 Fiat 500C Lounge
By Chris Haak While Fiat's 500 may be late to the party in some ways (it arrived in the US four full years after its overseas launch and it's also coming in at what may be the...
04 Oct, 11
First Drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta 5MT
By Chris Haak I've long been a fan of Honda's subcompact Fit, which offers excellent fuel economy, a surprisingly flexible and spacious interior (at least given its footprint),...
07 Jun, 10
Mini Will Get 3-Cylinder Engines
By Chris Haak Cars sold under BMW's small-car brand, Mini, will roll with three-bangers under their little hoods with their next-generation models, according to a report in...
06 May, 10
BMW Plans Front Wheel Drive Car
BMW's Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management at the German automaker, has confirmed that his company will sell front wheel drive BMWs in the smaller size...
18 Mar, 10
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman Review
By Chris Haak 09.19.2008 Would you pay $30,000 for an economy car? How about $30,000 for a small car that happens to be economical? The 2008 Mini Cooper Clubman that I've...
19 Sep, 08